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Crimean activist Balukh promises to continue fight for release of Crimea from Russia

Volodymyr Balukh held meeting with the Crimean Tatar leaders
11:52, 9 September 2019

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Released from the Russian detention Crimean activist Volodymyr Balukh promised to continue the fight for return, the release of Crimea to Ukraine at the meeting with the Crimean Tatar leaders, as RBK-Ukraine reported.

“The meeting with leader of Crimean Tatar people, MP of Ukraine Mustafa Dzhemilev and Chairman of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov took place. Balukh stated during the meeting that he would continue to fight for the de-occupation of the peninsula,” the message said.

Related: UN urges Ukraine, Russia to continue prisoners exchange

Chubarov noted after the meeting that Balukh is full of life, buoyant and ready for the further fight for Crimea’s return.  

On September 7, the prisoners’ exchange took place between Kyiv and Moscow in 35 for 35 format.

24 Ukrainian sailors and 11 political prisoners - already ex-political prisoners - captured by Russia over the past five years, returned to Ukraine. Faces of the released Ukrainian seamen, filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, left activist Oleksandr Kolchenko, journalist Roman Sushchenko, Crimean Tatar Edem Bekirov and the rest of former captives were seen in the crowd. 

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